Mason’s CV

28 Oct 2009

Graduate Certificate in Science Writing
University of California, Santa Cruz

Bachelor’s in Physics
College of Creative Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

Freelancer for National Geographic News, New Scientist, Science and other publications (September 2005 – present)

Science Magazine (February – August 2005)

CERN: the European Organization for Nuclear Research (September – December 2004)

Public Library of Science (PLoS) (June – August 2004)

SLAC: the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (March – June 2004)

The Monterey County Herald newspaper (January – March 2004)

Santa Cruz Sentinel newspaper (September – December 2003)

University of California, San Francisco
Research Assistant, Surgical Oncology
(March – August 2003)

Chiron Corporation
Research Assistant, Cancer Genomics
(December 1998 – July 1999 and January 2001 – February 2003)

Powell’s Books, the “City of Books” in Portland, Oregon
Used and rare book pricing


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

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